Privacy Violated, When Your Life Is Exposed And You’re The Last To Know

Family pictures, porn, German armed forces' internal data – openly accessible on the internet. One mistake is enough and your privacy is destroyed.

Spotlight: 75 Years After Pearl Harbor

U.S.-Japanese relations over the past 75 years is one of history’s great tales of decimation and reconciliation. Japan’s massive surprise attack on the Hawaiian naval base on Dec. 7, 1941, which le...

Germany

Can Martin Schulz Conquer German Politics?

European Parliament head Martin Schulz has been fighting for decades for a more influential Brussels. It will be a tough sell as he returns to the rough world of national politics.

Germany

Charlie Hebdo Goes To Germany

Charlie Hebdo Germany — Dec. 1, 2016 Angela Merkel — and well, just about everyone else in Germany — better brace themselves. French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo launched a German versio...

Italy

His Referendum Soundly Defeated, Renzi Resigns

La Repubblica — December 5, 2016 Italy's resounding rejection of a nationwide referendum on constitutional reforms Sunday is the latest sign of political discontent, following the Brexit vot...

Italy

Austria And Italy, Mixed Message

Many observers feared that yesterday would be the day that could rock the European Union to its core, six months after the Brexit referendum. Austria looked ready to elect Europe’s first far-right ...

Syria

Trump, Just The President Assad Has Been Waiting For

-Analysis- BEIRUT — On the morning of Nov. 9, as the U.S. presidential votes were being counted, residents of rebel-held eastern Aleppo, which has been under total siege since July, were trying ...

France

Spotlight: Crises Of Democracy, Pick Your Poison

We can be judged by our own strength, but also by the relative strength of our adversaries. Donald Trump’s victory in the U.S. election was also the defeat of Hillary Clinton, and all of what she r...

Germany

Privacy Violated, When Your Life Is Exposed And You’re The Last To Know

Family pictures, porn, German armed forces' internal data – openly accessible on the internet. One mistake is enough and your privacy is destroyed.

Russia

Vladimir Putin: Enough With The West’s Imaginary Threats

In Italian daily La Stampa, the Russian president writes that it's time for the U.S. and Europe to trust Moscow as a partner in confronting the world's problems.

Italy

European Democracies And The Referendum Trap

-Analysis- PARIS — Long live the people! For a few months now, referendums have been blooming all over Europe. In Britain, to decide whether or not to leave the European Union. In Hungary, to...

Austria

Oil Deal Marks New Era For OPEC

Oil prices surged today to $50 per barrel, after OPEC and Russia reached what the oil producing cartel described as “a historic agreement” in Vienna. Under the deal, their output will be reduc...

Cuba

Fidel’s Unfinished Dream — Massive Art School Is Metaphor For Cuba

-Analysis- One of Cuban leader Fidel Castro's most visionary, and least affordable, projects was the Escuelas Nacionales de Arte or the National Art Schools. The complex was built on ...

France

François Hollande, The President That Never Was

French President Hollande, who announced he will not seek reelection, led a series of mishaps and failures, down to the indignity of his last public speech.

Syria

Spotlight: The Stakes Of Aleppo

The numbers are impressive, terrifying, bone-chilling. At least 20,000 people have fled their homes in Aleppo this week alone, according to the International Red Cross, as the Syrian army and its a...

Colombia

Town In Colombia Aims To Ban Catcalling With New Law

A town in southwestern Colombia is trying to clamp down on catcalling — “piropos” (compliments) as they’re known locally — that is all too common in a country long plagued by machismo. In a rare...

Colombia

Cuba Faces A Big Environmental Question After Castro’s Death

-Analysis- In his half-century as leader of Cuba, Fidel Castro oversaw grand changes on the island. In the wake of his death, new changes may — or may not — be on their way under the helm of the...

Italy

After Brexit And Trump, Wave Of Rebellion Triumphs In Italy

Prime Minister Matteo Renzi and his constitutional reform referendum are victims of a massive movement of popular discontent, now more global than ever.